Foster Mothers Discussion Group: A Methodological Study Involving Eleven Foster Mothers From the New York Foundling Hospital Who Live in Suffolk County, Long Island, 1955 to 1956
The purpose of foster family care is to offer those children who have been separated from their own families an opportunity for normal emotional and physical development. It is the function of the child placement agencies to provide the services and facilities to obtain this end. The selection of good foster homes is an important step toward the desired goal, but the agencies have learned that the providing of good homes is not enough. The complicated and difficult nature of child placement makes it imperative that the agency, through the worker, stay with the foster mother throughout the placement experience. Her selection in the first place is only the beginning of a mutual job, to which the worker brings understanding, guidance, and constant support. This emphasizes the educational aspect of the worker’s relationship with the foster mother. In an effort to facilitate the educational process, some agencies have supplemented individual supervision of foster homes by a caseworker with group discussion.
Individual & family studies|Health care management|Social work
Rocco, Peter Carmine, "Foster Mothers Discussion Group: A Methodological Study Involving Eleven Foster Mothers From the New York Foundling Hospital Who Live in Suffolk County, Long Island, 1955 to 1956" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509583.